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Infectious diseases are among the most prevalent causes of human illness and death in the world. Pathogens infect humans and all life forms on Earth, being able to cross species barriers, thereby adversely impacting human and planetary health. Fundamental research in Infection Biology is urgently needed to find therapies for longstanding and emerging infectious diseases.
The EMBL Conference ‘The Next Generation in Infection Biology’ is a platform for late-stage postdoctoral scientists in the field of infection biology to present their work and connect with the leading European institutions in infection biology. The speakers will be chosen for their track record of research accomplishments and their high-reaching future plans. The audience will have the unique opportunity to experience cutting-edge science presented by the rising leaders in this field. The institutional partners will provide discussion and networking opportunities to connect and shape the future league of infection biologists in Europe.
“The symposium ‘The next generation in infection biology’ was a fantastic experience. It brought together young investigators at a transition point in their careers to become independent group leaders and established researchers who have shaped the field of infection biology. It was a unique opportunity to share science and network, and an excellent concept altogether.” – Nazakat Ali, Institute of Molecular Medicine, Lisbon, Portugal
“This format was really made for postdocs seeking a professorship and it is just amazing! I got to speak “face-to-face” with PIs whom I would never have had the courage to approach in a normal conference. I got insightful comments for my career and I really hope this format repeats again.” – Karim Rafie, Leibniz Institute for Natural Products and Infection Biology, Germany
“EMBL Conferences have become a reference and benchmark for basic life sciences research that I would recommend to any early-stage and seasoned researchers at any time. The path to excellence starts here.” – Cláudia Vilhena, University of Malta, Malta
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Date: 14 - 15 Nov 2024
Location: EMBL Heidelberg and Virtual
Contact: EMBL Events
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